Thursday March 01, 1984

US date format: 3/1/1984, UK date format: 1/3/1984

It was Thursday, under the sign of Pisces (see birth chart on March 1, 1984). The US president was Ronald Reagan (Republican), the UK Prime Minister was Margaret Thatcher (Conservative), Pope St John Paul II was leading the Catholic Church. Famous people born on this day include Naima Mora and David Tavaré. In that special week of March people in US were listening to Jump by Van Halen. In UK 99 Red Balloons by Nena was in the top 5 hits. Splash, directed by Ron Howard, was one of the most viewed movies released in 1984 while People Of The Lie by M. Scott Peck was one of the best selling books. On TV people were watching Down to Earth. If you liked videogames you were probably playing B-Wings or Great Swordsman.
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Historical Events

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Holidays

  • Saint Eudoxia
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
  • Historically, March 1st was considered to be the beginning of the Roman 'work year' as January (the official first month) and February were unfit for warfare. The numerical Latin names of some months reflect this. (September = Seventh, October = Eighth, November = Ninth, December = Tenth). (see New Year).
  • Korea - Independence Movement Day (Samiljeol; ???).
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Events

  • Landsat 5 and ham satellite Oscar 11 launched into polar orbit
  • NASA launches Landsat-D Prime (Landsat 5) to thematic map the Earth.

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Movies

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Splash

Splash

Directed by: Ron Howard

Starring: Tom Hanks, Daryl Hannah, Eugene Levy, John Candy

Country: United States of America

The Hotel New Hampshire

The Hotel New Hampshire

Directed by: Tony Richardson

Starring: Rob Lowe, Jodie Foster, Paul McCrane, Beau Bridges

Children of the Corn

Children of the Corn

Directed by: Fritz Kiersch

Starring: Peter Horton, Linda Hamilton, R.G. Armstrong, John Franklin

Country: United States of America

Mike's Murder

Mike's Murder

Directed by: James Bridges

Starring: Debra Winger, Mark Keyloun, Darrell Larson, Brooke Alderson

Ghar Ek Mandir

Ghar Ek Mandir

Directed by: K. Bapaiah

Starring: Shashi Kapoor, Moushumi Chatterjee, Mithun Chakraborty, Ranjeeta Kaur

TV Series

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Down to Earth

Down to Earth

Directed by: Chris Weitz

Alas Smith & Jones

Alas Smith & Jones

Directed by: Robin Carr

Robin Hood

Robin Hood

Written by:

Starring: Peter Llewellyn Williams, Ray Winstone, Mark Ryan, Clive Mantle

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Fynbos

Fynbos

Directed by: Harry Patramanis

Tin si jup wai

Tin si jup wai

Days to next March 01

If March 01, 1984 is your birthday you're 36 years, 6 months, 24 days old and you'll celebrate your next birthday in 5 months, 4 days.
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Magazine Covers

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Books

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People Of The Lie by M. Scott Peck

People Of The Lie

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In this absorbing and equally inspiring companion volume to his classic trilogy—The Road Less Traveled, Further Along the Road Less Traveled, and The Road Less Traveled and Beyond—Dr.

The Story Of Henri Tod by William F. Buckley Jr

The Story Of Henri Tod

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CIA super-agent Blackford Oakes spies around Berlin, just before the Wall goes up--in the most somber, least witty or inventive of Buckley's Cold War thrillers thus far.

Nerve Endings by William Martin

Nerve Endings

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A merger between two powerful corporate empires results in a breathless cross-country race by James Whiting and Jeanne Darrow when the pair discovers what is at stake if the

Changes by Danielle Steel

Changes

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Top TV anchorwoman Melanie Adams had given up on love after a failed marriage and an unhappy affair. With her two teenage children and her television news career,

The Discoverers by Daniel J. Boorstin

The Discoverers

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An original history of man's greatest adventure: his search to discover the world around him.

Videogames

What videogames would you be playing back in the days?

B-Wings

B-Wings

Platform: Arcade, Family Computer

Genre: Scrolling shooter

Publisher: Data East

Carriers at War

Carriers at War

Platform: Apple II (vintage), Commodore 64 (vintage), DOS (I & II), Macintosh (I & II), Microsoft Windows (current)

Genre: simulation, strategy

Publisher: Matrix Games

Flicky

Flicky

Platform: Arcade, SG-1000, Sega Genesis, FM-7, MSX, PC-8801, Sharp X1

Genre: Platforming

Publisher: Sega

Fun School

Fun School

Platform: 1989-1994: Acorn Electron, BBC Micro, ZX Spectrum, Commodore 64, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Amiga, DOS 1995-1998: Windows

Genre: Edutainment

Publisher: Database Publications (1984) Database Educational Software (1989) Europress Software (1992)

Great Swordsman

Great Swordsman

Platform: Arcade

Genre: 2D Versus Fighting

Publisher: Taito


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